I know what you're thinking,
Oh Max you're life isn't that bad.
Just because you got laid off and you're stuck at home making zero income,
sitting on photoshop all day and thinking of pointless art projects to do,
doesn't make you a beached whale.
But before you go down that road,
I'm here to say - this post is literally about a beached whale.
It all started on my way to the beach today,
I noticed a news van coming from the beach,
which is weird for two reasons:
1. If you ever see a news van coming from the beach - it usually means one thing:
Bethany Hamilton, shark attack.
[which leads us to number two]
2. When have we ever seen a news van in this town?
So now I'm thinking,
oh my gosh, good thing I grabbed my camera.
I parked at the beach,
two more news vans?!
this has to be a great white shark.
Something's definitely happening.
On the pavillion,
dozens of local civilians crowded with binoculars and cameras.
it must be baby sea turtles hatching.
News anchors are interviewing the locals in front of fancy cameras.
This is real,
there must something in the distance that I can't quite see.
Wait, I can see a boat.
It keeps going in circles?
Now I'm very confused.
"Excuse me, so what is it?"
"A beached whale."
By 'whale' they meant 'small dolphin in size,' not a humpback,
which is what I starting looking for.
Don't get too excited.
It was cool, yes,
but it drew a lot more attention than it should have.
Welcome to small town, USA.
It was a beautiful day.
The whale was eventually taken away,
just a baby we found out later.
See the news here.
While I was taking in the day slash people watching I saw an enviro-girl only Aleksi could appreciate.
After surfing and swimming with her three kids,
she grabbed a trash bag she brought and they all went for a walk and picked up trash.
And then I saw future Cassie.
Also with a bag, but picking up shells....
Later on, during the news,
we were informed that the whale died later in the day.
So that's sad.